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GM Mike Cronin was Yelling Bloody Murder, as usual, in the back of the Cantab, while Mickey Bliss was working hard to untangle Cronin's alleged 15,000.00 Edsel of a Sound System.
Cronin sure can pick 'em, Kylie Connors being Exhibit A in regard to bad hirings.
So Cronin is screaming in the din of the Chicken Slacks onstage waiting for what seemed like an hour "I PAID A LOT OF MONEY FOR MICKEY BLISS TO LEARN THE SOUND SYSTEM."
WHAT AN INSUFFERABLE JERK
MOST GM'S WOULD LEARN THE SOUND SYSTEM AS WELL...HONEST GM TYPES, THAT IS.
WE KNEW SOMETHING WAS UP WHEN IT TOOK CRONIN 6 WEEKS OR SO TO PAY ME ...HAVING ME DO WORK FOR FREE, WHILE, OF COURSE, YELLING AND SCREAMING AT ME ON THE PHONE, AND THEN TELLING ME HE 'LOVES" ME...SHEESH
WHAT? A MAN CRUSH ON AN OLDER GUY? I WALK INTO THE CELTICS' OWNER'S PARTY AND MIKE LOOKS AT ME AND SAYS "YOU LOOK LIKE A MILLION BUCKS."
DUH...TO MOST I'M SOME OLD GUY PUSHING 70 BUT...THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT...I THINK?...
ANY WAY THAT YOU SLICE IT, YELLING ABOUT MICKEY AND YELLING AT ME IS CALLED A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND THAT'S WHAT I'M FILING ON MR. CRONIN AND HIS BOSS.
FILE UNDER: JEKYLL AND HYDE ELDER ABUSE.
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HEY KYLIE, OLD FASHIONED PROMOTION IS BETTER THAN NONE AT ALL...RESIGN IN SHAME, KYLIE. YOUR NONSENSE HURTS THE BANDS, HURTS THE CLUB AND HURTS THE COMMUNITY.
YOU AND ELDER ABUSER MIKE CRONIN ARE A SICK JOKE AND HURT THE ROCK AND ROLL COMMUNITY.
Chatter on the web about the Cantab, and little of it is good:
For Your Info:
The Cantab claimed, falsely, that they owned Club Bohemia.
They couldn't and they didn't.
Mickey Bliss hired one of my attorneys to send them a cease and desist.
So they screwed Mickey and the community by re-naming the
joint Cantab Undergound.
As there have been questions I am issuing this statement 3:30 pm 4-23-22: I got a weird phone call on a Friday night at 6:30 pm to hand over ALL the Club Bohemia passwords from bar manager Kylie Connors. So I called GM Michael Cronin who screamed bloody murder at me that HE "OWNS CLUB BOHEMIA." No paper work, nothing, just wanting to steal Mickey Bliss's club out from under him, and my decade plus of work on these pages (they did wreck at least two of them.) So I called Mickey's daughter, who is an attorney, and she told me I did the right thing and don't do ANYTHING. Mickey was running sound and couldn't be reached as he had no cell phone. Mickey was furious the next day and told me I did the right thing and feed them silence all weekend. I took his legal advice as Mickey has represented me in a legal case when I was protecting animals, and has done dozens of legal writings for me when I shut down TV3 Medford. Mickey has given me approximately over 100 hours of legal advice over the past decade and a half. He's a brilliant lawyer and should have handled this on his own. Hiring one of my attorneys was Mickey not wanting to ruffle feathers at the Cantab and it served him well: he's still there. Kylie Connors, meanwhile, was texting me constantly demanding the passwords. Mickey hired one of my other lawyers (Mickey wasn't the only lawyer working with me) who sent Tim Dibble a cease and desist. When Cronin couldn't steal the pages and the name, Kylie and crew changed the name to Cantab Underground. Cronin laid me off around January 11th and told me to collect unemployment, and told Mickey he would bring me back when they had money. Cronin allegedly spent the money like a drunken sailor and, yes, I'm in the process of filing against him for the abuse. Mickey told me to file for unemployment: what they didn't know is that BECAUSE I gave the club a $100.00 discount per week I couldn't file for unemployment, due to my kindness. So I wrote to Tim Dibble the owner that I would ONLY come back when he fires Cronin and Connors. His failure to do so is why the promotion is useless currently with social butterfly Kylie Connors feeding her own ego and not doing the job I did. The bands were upset with management and were bailing on the club - Mike Cronin kept canceling opening night, which meant Mickey had to re-book, and then Andrea Ballotta was demanding legal forms and bands were revolting about giving their social security #. The players were NOT ready for prime time. Mickey even advised me at the beginning that he felt they would take our resources and bounce both of us. Their egos out of control and enormous. I'm glad some bands are having fun and must say the club security is fantastic and that I miss those fellows and the other bartenders, but that, my friends, is the nightclub business. Tim Dibble's crew is not ready for prime time. Not like when I produced shows for Cantones and Don Law(Paradise) and Harry Booras at the Channel. . Those professionals treated me well for a very long time and they have my love and appreciation for it.
Joe Viglione, Editor, Rock and Roll Central/Club Bohemia pages. Photo of me downstairs at Cantab just to verify that it is yours truly.
Here is just a little of what I've done to help Boston Rock Music, the plans I had for the Cantab are amazing but when a GM named Mike Cronin would scream and yell elder abuse at a hard working man he would later say he "loved," that kind of Jekyll and Hyde persona is not conducive to operating ANY business, let alone a nightclub with licenses galore. Don't let that crackpot near me. Cronin and Kylie Connors did much to destroy the momentum I built for the club, I swear on the Bible.
April 18, 2022 7:31 pm
M.H. writes on Club Bohemia Facebook group
I Love the Disco Ball
JV Writes back: It has its merits. Hope Tim Dibble hires a professional crew, though. I launched the rebirth and we had a line out the door. The bar manager wanted to destroy this page and all other pages and do a "modern promotion" which was, no promotion at all and her claiming she was "publicist." What a mess. And who suffers? The bands and the audiences. So very tragic during covid and with clubs shutting down. Looks like a tax write-off for some zillionaire instead of a club
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They've used and abused Mickey Bliss, who is now a parody of himself.
The bar maid is nuts, she wanted to steal the job of a professional, and has only 58 people responding to the legendary Perfect Example band.
Horrendous. They screwed the bands with that bar manager spitting at a real publicist and too incompetent to fill his shoes.
What a sad state of affairs for the Boston music scene.
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The majority of this article from information Lisa got from this editor, Joe Viglione.
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